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The End of Civilization?

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

No solution can be found to any problem until the correct cause is identified.  The cause of the current meltdown is the fact that we are using paper quasi-money issued by The State instead of money.

Real money cannot be manipulated, paper ‘money’ can… and has been and is.

Those who understand that gold is money yet also predict that civilization is on the verge of coming to an end are well wide of the mark.

The collapse of the latest experiment with paper ‘money’ will be quickly followed by the clarion call of the bugles as the gold standard cavalry rides to the rescue… yet again.

If you believe that the 20th century with its rampant political corruption and abuse of power, unprecedented wars, massacres, starvation on a massive scale and destruction of whole cultures and races was civilization then… words fail me.

The emergence of the gold standard will once again herald the start of civilization, not the end.

Two Laws

August 28, 2010 2 comments

It is sometimes said that there is ‘one law for the rich and one law for the poor’.

Whilst it is true that there are Two Laws, the whole truth is that we have ‘one law for The State and one law for the people’.  And yes, generally it is those who are on the payroll of The State who are rich, and those who do real work and have to support them who are poor, but it is important to understand the situation precisely.

For The State it is okay to steal other people’s property using overwhelming force whenever necessary.

The only right of the people is the right to respect the authority of the people who parasitically live off them.  The people have no right to use force to defend themselves.

The State can only enjoy this comfortable and self-serving existence with the support of a compliant judiciary which recognises and abides by it.

The State does not even pretend to be impartial.

The president of France, has just proposed that: “Nationality should be stripped from anyone of foreign origin who deliberately endangers the life of a police officer, a soldier or a gendarme or anyone else holding public authority.”

Obviously it is a far less serious crime if it is simply a common serf who has their life endangered.

The State operates its system of Two Laws because it honestly believes that it is above the laws that apply to serfs.

The system of Two Laws will become more obvious to people as the Global Financial Crisis (which is really a Global Monetary Crisis) becomes worse.

All are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Revolution

August 25, 2010 Leave a comment

“Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind the slime of a new bureaucracy.”
Franz Kafka

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National Anarchy Day

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Stone Age Economics

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

The concept that government had a genuine role to play in regulating the market came into being in the early part of the 20th century.  There is no evidence showing any beneficial effects from such interference… quite the contrary.

Of course, governments had always plundered “their” working people, but none had ever had the cheek to justify it as being in the best interests of the people prior to the 20th century.

The utter failure of the most extreme examples of such central planning (U.S.S.R., Cuba, Zimbabwe, North Korea etc) has done absolutely nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the central economic committees of the world.

A centrally planned economy has as much chance of success as a vast committee trying to centrally organize hand movements amongst the people of ‘their’ nations.

Whether it goes under the brand of Keynes, Friedman or Marx, government control of an economy, through legislation, should be named for where it inevitably leads nations… Stone Age Economics.

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Prices Will Rise

August 5, 2010 Leave a comment

The Global Monetary Crisis will see the perceived value (and there is no other value!) of paper pseudo-money continue to fall.  It is a failure of quality; in this instance caused primarily, but not only, by too much government spending leading to too much government money printing.

Some prices will collapse, others will rise.

The value of assets will continue to fall hard.  That includes houses and apartments.  The real estate market will not again reach recent values within the lifetime of anyone reading this blog.  Notice that I do not say prices will fall, but value will fall.  The prices may go up, but only because the value of paper money will be continuing to fall.  Paper money will fall in value much faster than the rise in prices of assets.

Meanwhile, the cost of daily essentials will start to rise.  Food and energy cost will go through the roof.  Prices of essentials will rise faster than the fall in value of the money.

So at the precise moment that people’s wealth, as judged by their assets, is collapsing, the cost of food to eat and energy to keep them warm will become more and more expensive.

If history is any judge people will do two things:

1       They will become extremely angry, then

2       They will direct that anger at the wrong target.

In Germany during the Weimar monetary collapse the people blamed the shopkeepers for rising prices!  Not the government who kept printing so much paper money that it required ever more of it to buy anything, but the innocent shopkeeper who was merely responding to the situation in the only way possible to ensure survival.

Know this, and know this well:

When daily essentials are going up in price, it is not the value of the goods that are rising, it is not the greed of the shopkeeper that is rising, IT IS THE VALUE OF GOVERNMENT’S PAPER MONEY THAT IS FALLING.  it will be falling (as now) because they are printing too much of it.

Anger is the correct emotion.

Make sure that the correct emotion is directed at the correct target.

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